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terrorist. >> reporter: in a demonstration sergeant parker and officer chris bore showed how the device will react if it comes in contact with radiation. >> this will be what radiation source comes near the detector. you see the red lights flashing. it's vibrating in the sergeant mandy and it shows the change in the radiation level with this check source. >> once i move it farther away you'll see the reading has gone down. >> reporter: the devices have been in use for a few months in the county and have detected more than a few suspicious situations. >> we have had alarms go off and on each case the officers were able to determine the as not being a threat. >> reporter: but the portable devices are only used to alert the device. another device is used to analyze the material that is being detected. >> i can go to another screen and it will give us an
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opportunity to identify what the source is. >> reporter: police say this device is download the information that's connected with a laptop to be sent for further analysis. police plan on using the devices for places where large crowds have gathered. montgomery county acquired 40 of these devices through a federal grant. in addition to be used in and around metro stations, some have been given to the metro carrier unit for checks on trucks. a number of events will be held in our area tomorrow, prayer services at washington national cathedral. leesburg will hold a remembrance ceremony. for an entire list, go to www.myfoxdc.com. the edge on d.c. now, it will be another two months before former d.c. council chair kwame brown is sentenced. a keller judge agreed to delay the sentencing today scheduled for next thursday. now it will take place november
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12th. brown pleaded guilty in june to bank fraud, campaign finance violation and faces up to six months in prison on each charge. meantime it's likely a former aide to mayor vincent gray will not serve jail time. police say howard brooks has been cooperative and provided substantial assistance. brooks is accused of lying about paying off mother mayoral candidate. prosecutors say -- another mayoral candidate. prosecutors say they won't oppose supervised probation and community service. we are less than two months from the presidential election and things may be looking up for president obama. for the first time in four months his campaign raised more money than republican challenger mitt romney. the obama campaign pulled in $114 million last month and the romney campaign $111 million. tonight congress back up on the hill doing their job supposedl but across our region thousands of workers in the defense industry are wondering if they'll still be
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on the job if congress fails to avoid massive automatic cuts. fox 5's tom fitzgerald following this. this was a concern in july. why didn't it get done? >> congress decided to go on vacation for the month of augustin stead of attending to a laundry list of things that needed to get done. the big question now are over whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts. that falls in line with this government funding bill, but hanging over all this are these cuts that could affect the defense industry and will kick in automatically unless congress finds a way to avoid them. it was back to work on capitol hill, but a looming crisis could put d.c. area defense works are out of their jobs. -- workers out of their jobs. >> it would be bad for the entire washington metropolitan area including both the district and maryland, but worse i think it's bad for the country. >> reporter: at issue are automatic defense cuts called
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sequestration. what they really mean is the pentagon could face $500 million in automatic cuts because congress' supercommittee couldn't reach a deal to shrink spending and cut the deficit. >> we're still waiting to hear from omg on what their estimate of the implementation of these cuts might be. >> reporter: virginia congressman rob wittman is on the house armed services committee. nationwide 2.1 million jobs are at risk. virginia alone relies on 113,000 jobs, $8 billion in sales and $150 million in state revenue. >> we need that information so that folks out there and federal government employees and our contractors know what to expect and how this will affect their lives. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans for not letting them raise taxes and bring in more revenue while republicans had blamed democrats for not cutting enough entitlements. jim moran says he does not think congress would risk
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losing defense jobs. >> no employer should be issuing any so-called war notices. i don't expect anyone to have to be laid off as a result of this impending sequester. i think we're going to kick the can down the road and deal with it in the spring. >> reporter: but if congress does not act, in less than four months defense cuts will go into effect putting a very easy to understand result on the not so easy to say hammer of sequestration. remember, all this was made necessary because of last year's deal to cut the debt ceiling including this poison pill passed by congress and signed into law by the president, but remember if congress can't find these cuts by the end of the year, this automatic five hundred million dollars automatic pentagon cut will go into -- $500 million automatic pentagon cut will go into effect. >> congress may look into whether to extend the farm bill and bills to help people hit hard by the drought this summer
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and victims of isaac. it's unclear when jesse jackson jr. will be back at work. he is back in d.c. resting at home with family. he dropped out of sight in may. he was treated at mayo clinic in minnesota for a bipolar disorder. now it looks like metro is facing a deficit again next year, the ansit agency facing increased healthcare and pension costs and the first phase of the silver line opens up for a deficit to start off the year. the report will be given to the finance committee wednesday. still ahead on the news edge a major setback for d.c. taxicabs and passengers. >> a massive outage takes out
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millions of small business websites. >> 77 degrees today, the coolest we've within since june 18th. enjoy it. chamber of commerce weather, so between the nats and redskins, it is a little slice of heaven right now. >> reporter: coming up in sports we'll talk about robert griffin, iii who set nfl records in his debut against the saints all coming up later in sports. >> if you have a story idea, call us, 202-895-3000. shoot or e-mail to fox5tips@wttg.com. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
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today bp announced it's citying some of its assets in the gulf to -- selling some of its assets in the gulf to help cover the cost of the blowout
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several years ago. bp still has six drilling rigs operating in the gulf and expects to have eight in place by year end. a holdup for a taxicab meter system. a d.c. board says drivers cannot install smart meters until a contracting issue is resolved. the contract appeals board said the district didn't prove the installations were necessary before the dispute could be cleared up. the decision on the issue is expected next month. preps are underway for the 2013 presidential inauguration. today officials closed off access to several entrances at the u.s. cap to. lawmakers, staff and -- capitol. lawmakers, staff and visitors will have to use side entrances. construction will begin on the inaugural stands. the house is voting on a bill to move d.c.'s frederick douglass statue into the u.s. capitol. if approved, the statue will be placed along side statues of
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other distinguished americans, only the third african american statue in the capitol. the two others are martin luther king and sojourner truth. it's hard to keep up with technology, coming up what to do with your iphone 4 now that the iphone 5 is expected to make its debut. >> it's certainly a major hike to remember, a group came across a bison at yellowstone national market. instead of being cautious the kids started taunting the beast and he decided to teach them a lesson. he charged one and chased the others in a circle and eventually went about his business. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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[ romney ] i'm mitt romney mitt romney's position onpprove women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny verage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades.
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facebook's co-founder is selling another slice of the social network. today dustin moscovitz has sold 5 million shares of the company's stock. he still owns about 26 million shares. he left facebook in '08. facebook has been trading about half its public offering price. godaddy hacked again. the web hosting company reports it was hacked causing millions of websites to shut down. the person claiming to be a member of the hacker group anonymous taking responsibility, the second massive outage by godaddy domain users. hundreds of customers were affected by a breach in the spring. tomorrow apple is expected to debut iphone 5 and with that comes the inevitable question what to do with your old phone. we have the consumer alert with doug evans. >> reporter: the value of your used iphone depends a lot on its condition. as long as the screen is free of scratches, the back can have a few but no water damage.
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>> a lot of people want to know is it safe to sell your phone? >> it's safe to sell your phone. i would recommend that you take the sim card out because the sim card and the gsm which is at&t phones, that holds your credit card information, your account information. >> reporter: verizon and sprint customers would have to take their iphones into a store and have them deactivate the sim card. all right. there are a number of websites you can use to sell your used iphone. gisele.com is one they recommend, but if -- gazelle.com is one they recommend, but if you go for a quick sale on the internet, you won't get full value. if you sell it yourself say on amazon or ebay, you are more likely to get the top end of your phone's valley, but it requires a lot of work -- value, but it requires a lot of work. should you even be selling your iphone? what's your familiar situation? >> do you have a kid you -- family situation? >> do you have a kid you want to pass a phone down to? sprint announced a new family
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plan and i think at&t has one as well that everyone can share data now. >> iphone 5 rumored to have a larger screen, redesigned dock connector and improved camera expected to include hardware and software upgrades. today toys r us announced it's launching its own tablet called tabio littered with child friendly apps. parents will be able to customize age limit controls, to hit store shelves in october. what a day. >> well, yes, absolutely. i thought you were going to say wow, tablet for kid, but that's coming, too isn't -- kids, but that's coming, too isn't it? >> today is unbelievable, just spectacular. this is one of the hottest summers we've ever had, so it's nice to feel temperatures that we haven't felt since early june. >> get out, walk around. >> yeah. tonight cool, nice blue sky, puffy fair weather clouds and a little cooling breeze out of
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the northwest. the air is really dry and that means temperatures will be able to tank quickly once the sun goes down about 7:25 or so. get ready because it will be a cool 1 tonight. in fact, i thought i would show you the satellite and radar picture tonight because wow, we have really had just a couple fair weather clouds around, but high pressure centered over indiana and ohio is really going to dominate the weather. you can see the few clouds we had will clear out very quickly. as we take a flight, here's our high pressure system. you can see it's really creating almost a complete lack of clouds everywhere east of the mississippi. it's also going to keep a lot of showers at bay. this is a really strong area of high pressure. it's not just at the surface, but it's way high in the atmosphere, too. it's going to be really hard for anything to get through it until it decides to move to the ease, which it will do eventually -- east, which it will do eventually. these are the temperatures we hit last night. d.c. dropped to 60 and frederick at 50, cumberland to 46 degrees last night,
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winchester 54 and guess what. a lot of these places could be potentially cooler tonight. if high temperature today we got up to 77 degrees -- high temperature today, we got up to 77 degrees, average 82, definitely below average, dulles down to 76 and our bwi thurgood marshall temperature also in the 70s. so with average at 82, i think tomorrow we'll come in right around 78 degrees, so maybe a degree warmer than today. wednesday we're on the average button. we warm up a little by thursday to 85 degrees but still very dry air, no humidity expected and no showers expected. that continues for the workweek. our next chance of showers maybe this weekend probably sunday, but again that's not a huge chance either. temperatures right now very comfortable, 75 in the district, about the only place at 80 degrees is quantico. that tends to be a warm is for the, annapolis 76 degrees and cumberland down to 68 degrees. we will see these temperatures
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dropping quickly. i can see hagerstown down to 70 degrees. it won't take much more than another hour to have your temperatures dropping to the 60s. where do we bottom out tonight? under clear skies, light winds and very dry air, don't be surprised, gaithersburg, you drop to 49 degrees, 57 for the district, dulles probably about 48 overnight, winchester maybe 49, cumberland at 51 and hagerstown 51, so a real good sleeping night, definitely don't need the windows open too wide, you might be chilly in the morning, clear skies, chilly lows, 57 for the district with light winds. tomorrow a beautiful day, sunny and crisp, 78 degrees. winds will be light as well. tomorrow the anniversary of 9/11, very similar beautiful weather that we had that day 11 years ago. at 8:00 chilly start and 56 degrees, by noon 73 degrees and by 5:00 78 degrees and mostly sunny. it looks like most places will building in the 70s tomorrow, but the farther west it might
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be low and mid-70s, with full sunshine in the district about 78 degrees. it looks like most places will stay on the dry side. we've got our lines of equal pressure with high pressure keeping showers really at bay, maybe by late in the week we see some of those getting through, but here is your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast because we are only going to talk about a gradual warm-up with a couple clouds around saturday, maybe a couple showers on sunday at 82 and a few more monday with a front trying to get a little bit close. it's possible we might not get another 90-degree day this september the way things are looking. >> i don't think i'll miss it. some of the best seasons in the world i think are here in the midlung. >> most definitely and september must -- mid-atlantic. >> most definitely and september one of the best. aaa reports a gallon of regular dropped a penny to 3.82. gas prices are expected to drop 50 cents gayle before thanksgiving.
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by december gas prices nationally could be about 3.25. they say refineries are back online post hurricane isaac. robert griffin, iii is not the only redskin to step it up against the saints, lindsay murphy live from redskins park with the sports edge. when people say bryce harper has nice legs, they usually mean he can run very fast. the team were good sports bearing the olympic flag all in good fun. harper even accessorized. ♪who wears short shorts. ♪ we wear short shorts [ romney ] this president can n ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan?
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tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> reporter: good afternoon from redskins park. i'm lindsay murphy. yesterday your washington redskins marched into new orleans and stole a victory from one of the best teams in the nfl and robert griffin, iii was stellar in his debut.
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we'll talk about him in a moment, but first a couple quick injury updates. safety jordan bernstein is out for the season with torn ligaments in his knee. nick sundberg out next week with a broken arm. pierre garcon still has a sore foot. he will test it wednesday to see if he can play sunday. let's get back to the rookie quarterback robert griffin, iii. it didn't take long for him to excite redskins fans yesterday. second possession. he takes a big hit after connecting with pierre garcon and he turns it into one of the biggest plays of the game, an 88-yard touchdown by no. 88 and griffin completes his first eight passes, finishing 19 of 26 for 320 yards with two touchdowns. he also showed his athletic ability, running not the first choice, but when robert was pressured he was able to escape. he rushed 42 yards on 10 carries. he left the field a 40-32 winner in his nfl debut. >> the one thing i don't do is try to stress about anything or try to go out and prove anything to anyone. you just go play, have fun.
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this is a game i played for a long time and the guys in that locker room, i was still a rookie to them and after this game they told me i'm not a rookie anymore. >> robert did an unbelievable job. for him to play the way he did, first game in the national football league, but with the poise that he played and some of the throws he made to come away with the win and the way we played was a big plus for our guys. >> reporter: robert was better than advertised yesterday, but the redskins had a number of players step up on both sides. on defense dejon gomes got the safety for the injured brandon meriweather and was flagged for a personal foul, but his good play outweighed the bad, intercepted drew brees and his 49-yard return setting up an alfred morris touchdown, his second of the game. here's what the head coach had to say about his contributions. >> i thought we played well, made a couple mistakes. i'd like him to pull off.
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i think it was probably a questionable call, could go either way, but don't put the official in that situation. if you know he's down and he wants to get over there, but he made a number of mays in that game, we get everything playing like him we'll be in good shape. >> reporter: so rg3 was not the only quarterback to make headlines. payton manning returned to game action after a 610 day absence because of neck surgery making his broncos debut against the steelers after 14 years in indianapolis. 3rd quarter broncos trailing 15- 10, manning quick pass to demaryius thomas and he goes the distance 70 yards for the touchdowns, peyton's 400th career touchdown pass joining dan marino and brett favre as the third elite men of that club. 4th quarter manning down the left side to jacobs in
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manning's mile high debut. also congratulations to freshman perry hills named acc rookie of the week after leading maryland to a victory over temple saturday and your washington nationals are on the road in new york to face the mets tonight. >> now you have the news edge. of course, the news is always on www.myfoxdc.com. back here tonight at 10:00 on the news edge at 11:00. see you. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america?
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